an exceptionally energised & profoundly dynamic emergent chapter for the melodic, progressive & consistently heavy masters of hard rock invention.
an album that at once recalls the brilliant hallmarks that have made the band icons to fellow musicians & hard rock fans alike, while simultaneously a bold declaration of a future yet to come. dream theater fixture james labrie’s supernaturally compelling & instantly identifiable vocals soar within the framework of petrucci’s unmistakable guitar wizardry & steadfast co-founder john myung’s rhythmic yet brightly expressive bass playing. the keyboard & atmospheric work of multi-instrumentalist jordan rudess has become essential & integral to dream theater’s sound, while formidable & near-unbelievable drum giant mike mangini pounds a territorial stamp upon the album, his second since joining the band in 2010.
- False Awakening Suite: i) Sleep Paralysis, ii) Night Terrors, iii) Lucid Dream
- The Enemy Inside
- The Looking Glass
- Enigma Machine
- The Bigger Picture
- Behind The Veil
- Surrender To Reason
- Along For The Ride
- Illumination Theory: i) Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire, ii) Live Die Kill, iii) The Embracing Circle, iv) The Pursuit of Truth, v) Surrender Trust & Passion